Oyster Plant Park – Pier Restoration

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

The City of Poulsbo leases this site from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide and enhance waterfront access to Liberty Bay. This historical property was a working oyster processing plant through 1994 and now provides the City’s only water access on the southwest side of town. It will become a stop along the Liberty Bay Waterfront Trail currently under construction. The City will restore the pier and install interpretive signs to focus on cultural and natural history. The pier will provide a place for watching wildlife and water activities. A gangway will lead from the pier to a float system that will serve as a staging area for small nonmotorized boats.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Poulsbo City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 56487 Applicant Match: 56487 Project Type: Development County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1449

Location Details

Heading north on Highway 3, take the Bainbridge Island exit. Head south on Highway 305 approximately 2.5 miles and turn right on Hostmark Street. Go 2 blocks and turn left on 6th Street. Go to the stopsign and turn left on Fjord Drive. The site is about 1/4 mile south at 17881 Fjord Drive NE.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.